Helmut “Hank” Gosker, 82, of Brookfield, died on Nov. 11, 2019. 

Born on March 13, 1937, Mr. Gosker served in the U.S. Army and worked as a tool and die maker in the manufacturing industry. 

Mr. Gosker was the husband of the late Joy Gosker (nee Spencer); the longtime friend of June Reuter; the father of Lisa (Mike) Kaestle, Wendy Gosker, Erika Gosker and Kurt (Carissa Applebaum) Gosker; “grandpa Hank” of Abbie and Ryan Kaestle; “papa Hank” of Ella, Brynn, Owen, Nathan, Spencer, Everett and Agnes; and “uncle Hank” to Lynn (Linda) Reuter and Tracy (Brian) Schuch. 

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St. in Brookfield, followed by a private interment. 

The family appreciates memorials to the Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, 60521 or to the Morris Animal Foundation, 720 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 174A, Denver, Colorado, 80246.